Beaufort National Cemetery, SC: United States Colored Troops

USCT Beaufort National Cemetery SC

United States Colored Troops, Section 29

 

Our family paid a visit to Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina, in early December, 2014. While there, I snapped a photo of some of the United States Colored Troops. It was Wreaths Across America Day at the cemetery, and there were hundreds of people present, prepared to pay homage to the fallen by decorating each grave with a wreath. Recently, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History announced they were holding a photo contest of historic sites in the state. I thought “why not?,” and submitted this photo. Surprisingly, it was selected by staff as one of the ten finalists. I didn’t win, though. That honor went to an amazing photo of an old African American school. I’m still tickled my pic made it to the top ten. Thanks so much to the staff of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History! ♦

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2 Comments

June 10, 2015 · 10:26 pm

2 responses to “Beaufort National Cemetery, SC: United States Colored Troops

  1. Robin Watkis

    This is a beautiful photo and I am so gladd that you entered it into the contest so that so many of us who may not otherwise have to opportunity to visit this place could do so. It takes your breath away for so many reasons,

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